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by neiliog93
August 13th, 2020, 12:09 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Squidge
Replies: 28
Views: 957

Re: Squidge

This particular thread is referring to him not taking a knee before a match recently.
by neiliog93
August 11th, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Squidge
Replies: 28
Views: 957

Re: Squidge

He's definitely bigoted against gay people, but how exactly is he bigoted on racial grounds (which is what's under discussion here)? Are you saying he's bigoted against blacks (as a non-white person himself) because he refused to bow for Black Lives Matter on religious grounds? I don't agree with th...
by neiliog93
August 11th, 2020, 11:17 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Squidge
Replies: 28
Views: 957

Re: Squidge

It isn't cherrypicking though. I explained why above - if the Old Testament were only Mosaic Law, then it would be cherrypicking. But it's not.
by neiliog93
August 11th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Squidge
Replies: 28
Views: 957

Re: Squidge

Anyway, that's probably enough theology for a rugby forum :lol:
by neiliog93
August 11th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Squidge
Replies: 28
Views: 957

Re: Squidge

No it doesn't, because for most Christians the Old Testament in general still stands. There are aspects of the Mosaic Law of the Old Testament - how to wash, clothing, tattoos, what to eat (e.g. ban on shellfish, pork), other Israelite cultural rules etc. which are explicitly 'fulfilled' in Jesus in...
by neiliog93
August 11th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Squidge
Replies: 28
Views: 957

Re: Squidge

There's something very authoritarian about demanding everyone 'bow' for a particular cause or movement, and trying to get anyone who does not comply fired/ruin their career. It seems more about power and control/coercion than anything else. However odd it might be to take a literal interpretation o...
by neiliog93
August 9th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Squidge
Replies: 28
Views: 957

Re: Squidge

There's something very authoritarian about demanding everyone 'bow' for a particular cause or movement, and trying to get anyone who does not comply fired/ruin their career. It seems more about power and control/coercion than anything else. However odd it might be to take a literal interpretation of...
by neiliog93
August 9th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Squidge
Replies: 28
Views: 957

Re: Squidge

There's also nothing wrong with not bowing before any person or movement (however good or justified) because your religious beliefs don't allow it.
by neiliog93
August 9th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Tighthead Prop going forward
Replies: 23
Views: 1908

Re: Tighthead Prop going forward

Furlong and Porter need game time before the internationals start, so they’re available for the end of the season. Once they go into camp we will see how we are. Maybe we try with Bent and Clarkson while Aungier and Salanoa ride pine. Funny how often that happens. Clarkson will probably be in the m...
by neiliog93
August 9th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO
Replies: 72
Views: 5249

Re: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO

We've lost Tomane, McFadden and Salanoa and as a squad are weaker than last season. They've gained two world class, world cup winning boks, Salanoa and Gallagher, and as a squad are significantly stronger. They'll be missing Carbery but we'll be missing two of our three best forwards (Leavy, Ryan). ...
by neiliog93
August 5th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Tighthead Prop going forward
Replies: 23
Views: 1908

Re: Tighthead Prop going forward

Michael Bent has been and is an incredibly useful squad member. I would trust him to lock down a scrum for the last 20 minutes even against top European opposition, and hold his own in the loose. A brilliant option to have as a third choice.
by neiliog93
July 28th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 8 Nations 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 782

Re: 8 Nations 2020

Why is one group (Ireland's) way tougher than the other?

Ireland, England, Wales, Fiji contains three of the strongest four teams of the eight (other group being France, Scotland, Italy, Japan)..
by neiliog93
July 22nd, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1077
Views: 58343

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Salanoa has truly top potential. Really tough on Leinster to lose him after doing all the development work but a potential serious signing for Munster, especially long-term.
by neiliog93
July 19th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 20-21
Replies: 71
Views: 5542

Re: Leinster Squad 20-21

Interesting to see Sheehan bypass the academy.
by neiliog93
July 16th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Centre Options going forward
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Centre Options going forward

Some big centres there. 6'5" Simon O'Kelly could be a bit of an Eto Nabuli.
by neiliog93
July 15th, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Hooker options going forward
Replies: 31
Views: 2172

Re: Hooker options going forward

mildlyinterested wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 1:34 pm
No academy place for Sheehan, John McKee gets in.
Seems like a mistake to me.
by neiliog93
July 14th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 90
Views: 7886

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

Success in the cup is the not the same thing as producing players capable of playing professional rugby. They are correlated but not the same thing. Blackrock seems to be better at winning cups than Michael's (possibly due to better overall squad strength) but Michael's seem to be better at producin...
by neiliog93
July 10th, 2020, 12:54 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Hooker options going forward
Replies: 31
Views: 2172

Re: Hooker options going forward

If Barron and Dan Sheahan are the better prospects at hooker, and Bobby Sheahan may find it difficult to transition to 6, I wonder could we mould him into a very tall, athletic prop, like Jager, Hayman, Tu'ungafasi, Ta'avao, etc.?
by neiliog93
July 8th, 2020, 1:50 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Scrumhalf going forward
Replies: 36
Views: 2097

Re: Scrumhalf going forward

Irish rugby has arguably only ever produced one world class scrum-half in its history, namely Murray. We just don't do them that well. Thankfully, a Heineken Cup winning team doesn't need world class or even truly international class players in every single position. In this respect, our scrum-half...
by neiliog93
July 8th, 2020, 1:21 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Scrumhalf going forward
Replies: 36
Views: 2097

Re: Scrumhalf going forward

Irish rugby has arguably only ever produced one world class scrum-half in its history, namely Murray. We just don't do them that well. Thankfully, a Heineken Cup winning team doesn't need world class or even truly international class players in every single position. In this respect, our scrum-half ...